Perth’s legendary Suburban Boy, Dave Warner, returns to his hometown to perform in his musical comedy The King and Me. Warner wrote the book and co-wrote ten original songs with long-term collaborator Martin Cilia (The Atlantics).

Imagine if, in your darkest hour, Elvis Presley turned up at your door and helped you believe in yourself. That’s the core of The King and Me,” says Warner.

The genesis of the play came when Dave’s friend, the actor Shane McNamara, asked him to write a piece in which he could perform Elvis songs.

Imagine if, in your darkest hour, Elvis Presley turned up at your door and helped you believe in yourself. That’s the core of The King and Me,” says Warner.

Dave and Shane had worked together in Dave’s first musicals Sixties and All That Pop and Planet Pres. “Shane does a wonderful Sad-Sack, middle-aged loser, so I developed a character (Craig) who’s a cabaret performer going nowhere except down. Yet he still loves music; some part of him still burns to be a performer and a creator like his idol Elvis Presley.Read more…

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